When I go to the grocery, I browse as I always do, trying to find the best deal and the most nutritious food I can…
When I’m there I try to make sure I get what we need and check for some exceptional deals (this is when I am not keeping at $40 a week) 🙂
After browsing down each and every aisle I begin asking myself…
$3.49!!! I can make crackers…
$2.99!Whew, I am glad I make my own bread?
$4.49, good grief, look at those additives, I can make the kids some whole wheat snickerdoodles…
and the list went on!!
I would like to eventually raise a couple of pigs for slaughter and I hope to get our dairy goats as soon as our pasture is ready, and in a couple of years the fruit trees are going to be ready to produce. I can see the Chas of about 10 years ago looking at the Chas of nowadays and saying “Good grief Woman, you have lost your mind!!”
I get that from sometimes anyways… ha ha… some ask me why I would want to put that much trouble on myself.
This is how I look at it….
What do you do for a living? Many of you might work outside the home. When you go to that job, do you laze around and just eek by? Do you draw your check by the fruits of your labor? Do you try your best to work as unto the Lord? Do you try to do your best and produce the best and get the most out of your hours at work?
What is my job?? I am a Wife, I am a Mother, I am a Homemaker, I am a Teacher, I am a Money Manager, I am a Nutritionist, I am a Chef, I am a Bookkeeper, I am a Farmer, I am a Energy Conservationist, I am a Baker, I am a Accountant, I am a Seeker of Truth, and the list goes on!!
So, am I just putting too much on myself? I don’t think so, I want to look back on my life and realize that I did all that I could do for my family. I gave them love, nurturing, healthful habits, tools for learning, and a love for the Lord! I want to make sure that they know that I took my job as a Mother and Wife very seriously and tried my best to be the best I could. I want to instill in them the knowledge of time past traditions, such as making your own bread, farming, canning and so on.
I will press on and I will do my best at my job.
As for some of the questions I have had lately…
Picky husband question.
-Thankfully I have a husband who is pleased as punch with most everything. 🙂 We have never been name brand shoppers, even when we didn’t shop frugally.
I would suggest going generic on somethings first… like say cheese, really if you are buying cheese for a meal, you can’t tell the difference between Generic and Kraft.
Then maybe some of your canned veggies.
Also, Aldi… if you have an Aldi they guarantee that you will like their product or it is double your money back (I think) 🙂
Linz, I ended up opening up a jar of our homemade applesauce and serving it with the eggs. It was yummy. We don’t have other things a lot of times, just eggs. But it is mainly because I don’t have anything else to go with them. 🙂 So we just accept it. haha
Samantha, our turnip greens are canned ones from Shannon’s Grandparents garden. I will put some type of fat in there to cook them. Honestly turnip greens are pretty new to me. 🙂
Ruthie, I was really surprised at the difference in much of their prices. Some by just a few cents but then the sour cream was a good bit. 🙂 I don’t go to many different Wal-Marts but if I do, I will be checking. 🙂
Renee, I do make my own buttermilk if I am out. But my oh my this buttermilk is SOOOO amazing. I usually end up only having to buy a gallon a month.
Wendy, I go to Crocker’s here on Sand Mtn.
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